ENAG11007 - Engineering Investigation and Analysis
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students should be able to identify issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations and design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. They will be able to prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards, recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. They will be able to apply sound observation and record keeping practices and analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. Students will assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. They will be able to investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications and provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. Students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

MATH11160 Technology Mathematics

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. In-class Test(s) 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Written Assessment 25%
5. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Assignment return timeframe Moodle ­- Formal Feedback There was a little delay in returning one of the assessment items in this term. The delay happened as a result of malfunctioning of the marking software that was adopted for marking the assessment items for the first time. A more cautious process will be undertaken to avoid such an incident to happen in future.
The residential school activities were very helpful in furthering their knowledge in the subject area. Moodle ­- Formal Feedback Students reported that the residential school activities were very helpful in furthering their knowledge in the subject area. The practice will continue in future offering.
Students reported that the course is well structured with a clear weekly outlay of topics and work requirements. The broad spread of the contents was enjoyable. Moodle ­- Formal Feedback Considering students' satisfaction, the weekly course structure, contents and work requirement practice will remain similar with additional updates in one of the topics.
Students found that Moodle structure was excellent. Moodle ­- Formal Feedback Based on the students' positive feedback on Moodle structure, the core structure of the course website will remain same.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]
  2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]
  3. Prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards. [3, 5]
  4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]
  5. Analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. [2, 9]
  6. Assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. [4, 5, 7 ,8 ,9]
  7. Investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications. [3, 10]
  8. Provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

The following are the abbreviated Course Graduate Attributes of the highest level

course that the unit is offered in. The above learning outcomes contribute to those

Graduate Attributes as designated by [ ]:

AD Eng GAs

  1. science and engineering
  2. communicate effectively
  3. technical support competence
  4. simple problem resolution
  5. standards and codes of practice
  6. function as a team member
  7. social, cultural, global and environmental
  8. sustainable design and development
  9. professionalism and ethics
  10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - In-class Test(s)        
2 - Practical and Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Written Assessment        
5 - Written Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work  
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - In-class Test(s)    
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Written Assessment    
5 - Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Introduction to Engineering Analysis
Author/s: Kirk D. Hagen Year: 2013
Edition: 4th Edn Publisher: Pearson Education Inc.
City: Upper Saddle River
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Experimental Methods for Engineers
Author/s: Jack Philip Holman Year: 2012
Edition: 8th Edn Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
City: New York
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Word processor and Spreadsheet software
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAshfaque Chowdhury (A.Chowdhury@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction/Analysis in Engineering

See unit website

Week 2 17-07-2017

Introduction/Basic Concepts

See unit website

Week 3 24-07-2017

Force, Torque and Strain Measurements and Analysis

See unit website

Week 4 31-07-2017

Temperature Measurements

See unit website

Week 5 07-08-2017

Electrical Measurements and Analysis

See unit website

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Residential School

See unit website

Class Test Due Friday (18 Aug 17) 03:00 PM AEST
Week 6 21-08-2017

Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

See unit website

Week 7 28-08-2017

Analysis of Experimental Data

See unit website

Laboratory Reports Due Friday (01 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Basic Environmental Measurement

See unit website

Week 9 11-09-2017

Flow Measurements and Analysis

See unit website

Week 10 18-09-2017

Pressure Measurements

See unit website

Assignment One Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Motion and Vibration Measurements and Analysis

See unit website

Week 12 02-10-2017

Application: Design of Experiments

See unit website

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Assignment Two Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017
Workbook Due Monday (16 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST

1 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title Class Test
Task Description

The test covers the weekly topics 1- 5 and the residential school activities. Class test will be distributed at the test venue at the end of the residential school.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Friday (18-Aug-2017) 03:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in test will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results. A question will be deemed to have been completed if the student has shown correct procedure and sound understanding of the work.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

In class submission

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]

2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]

4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]

6. Assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. [4, 5, 7 ,8 ,9]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratory Reports
Task Description

Each student will be required to complete the laboratory exercises given in the instruction sheets. Laboratory sessions are compulsory, and each session will be up to 2 hours in duration. The timetable of laboratories will be supplied separately via unit website (Moodle).

Statement on Safety
According to the Workplace Health and Safety Act, 1995, it is a legal requirement that all persons at a workplace must not act in a manner that endangers the health or safety of any person at that workplace. As a student, your University is your workplace. When attending laboratories, workshops and field activities, fully enclosed footwear covering the whole foot must be worn at all times. Other personal protective equipment must be worn when required, or as directed by the lecturer or technical officer-in-charge. All requirements of the Faculty Workplace Clothing Policy must also be observed. In the laboratory clothing must fully cover the torso, and have at least a short sleeve (i.e. no singlets). Failure to comply with any of the above health and safety requirements may result in your exclusion from laboratory, workshop or activities - most of which are compulsory.
At laboratory session:
  • Arrive early; be organised and ready to do the laboratory experiment.
Ensure to bring:
  • Laboratory instruction sheets if any;
  • Graph paper (A4 linear, 10 div/cm);
  • Notebook (A4 hard bound);
  • Ruler (30 cm clear plastic);
  • Pen & pencil;
  • Scientific calculator;
  • Correct footwear.
Students are expected to complete the entire laboratory exercises including the drawing of graphs and calculating the final answer and submit a team report. All raw data must be entered in the notebook immediately.
Laboratory submission cover sheet:
Softcopy (electronic) submissions must be compiled as one single pdf file and submitted through the unit website (Moodle). The first page of the assignment must show the following information: Names, Student Numbers, Year, Term, Unit Code, Assessment item details.
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (01-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assignment will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
  • Reporting of key elements/steps (eg. Theory, Objective, Procedures, Results etc) taken to undertake the laboratory sessions (40% of total marks).
  • Clarity of expression, including correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and appropriate referencing of sources (10% of total marks).
  • Accurate and correct use and presentation of mathematical equations or graphs, tables, diagrams and/or drawings (30% of total marks).
  • Clarity and logical presentation of ideas and arguments by means of data analysis and synthesis (20% of total marks).
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must get minimum of 50% on this assessment item to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

You should submit the assessment item via unit website (Moodle).

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]

3. Prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards. [3, 5]

4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]

5. Analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. [2, 9]

6. Assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. [4, 5, 7 ,8 ,9]

7. Investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications. [3, 10]

8. Provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment One
Task Description

In this assessment item, students are required to answer problem solving and numerical questions based on weekly topics from 1, 2, 5 to 8. The assignment tasks and questions will be uploaded on the unit website (Moodle).

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assignment will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria
Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results. 20% of the total marks for this assignment are based on accuracy and correct results, including:
  • Correct application of maths and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results
In addition, the assignment, as a whole, will be assessed against the following criteria:
Evidence of correct procedures (40% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • All necessary steps in analysis are present on correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained.
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)
Evidence of understanding of the topic (30% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why is this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations etc, if any.
Professional presentation (10% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • The problem is clearly identified
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology and conventions
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must get minimum of 50% on this assessment item to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

You should submit the assessment item via unit website (Moodle). It is not expected that students will type up calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]

2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]

3. Prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards. [3, 5]

4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]

5. Analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. [2, 9]

6. Assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. [4, 5, 7 ,8 ,9]

7. Investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications. [3, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment Two
Task Description

In this assessment item, students are required to answer analytical and numerical questions based on weekly topic from 9 to 12.The assignment tasks and questions will be uploaded on the unit website (Moodle).

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assignment will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results. 20% of the total marks for this assignment are based on accuracy and correct results, including:

  • Correct application of maths and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results
In addition, the assignment, as a whole, will be assessed against the following criteria:
Evidence of correct procedures (40% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • All necessary steps in analysis are present on correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained.
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)
Evidence of understanding of the topic (30% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why is this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations etc, if any.
Professional presentation (10% of the total marks for the assignment)
  • The problem is clearly identified
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology and conventions
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must get minimum of 50% on this assessment item to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

You should submit the assessment item via unit website (Moodle). It is not expected that students will type up calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]

2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]

4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]

5. Analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. [2, 9]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Workbook
Task Description

The Workbook provides a record or detailed diary of each individual student’s study and learning activities throughout the unit and should include all individual work carried out. Preparation of a Workbook should be understood as good study technique. It also provides evidence that students have adequately studied the whole unit and achieved unit learning outcomes. The Workbook can be handwritten or kept as a text file. Each entry should be dated, pages should be numbered and show your name or initials. It should be prepared week by week, not at the end of term. Show rough attempts at problems including failures and fixes, brainstorming, draft notes and developing ideas. In the Workbook students should record:

  • study notes taken while studying textbooks and unit resources
  • study notes taken during lectures and/or workshops
  • personal study summaries of key concepts
  • notes, sketches/ drawings or mind-maps
  • planning and preparation for team/project tasks
  • planning and preparation for online unit discussions
  • workbook practice tasks you are asked to complete in the Unit Website
  • initial attempts at set tutorial tasks
  • initial attempts at assignment tasks
  • preparation for class tests or exams.
Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (16-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Workbook questions will be set for each topic and will be available on the unit website. If students have difficulty with Workbook questions, they should seek assistance. All questions must be successfully completed in the workbook and responses must show sufficient working and explanation to allow step-by-step checking by tutors. At least 50% of the questions must be completed to achieve a passing grade. A question will be deemed to have been completed if the student has shown correct procedure and sound understanding of the work. All calculations should be justified with reference to the text or relevant Standards and Codes.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

You should submit the assessment item via unit website (Moodle). It is not expected that students will type up calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]

2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]

4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]

7. Investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications. [3, 10]

8. Provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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